self-employed

Ask the Experts: "What records should I keep now that I’m self-employed?"

Tuesday, 29 August 2017 | Question and Answer

Assuming your self-employed income will be more than £1,000, the first thing you should do is register with HMRC. You can do this online at Gov.uk/log-infile-self-assessment-tax-return/ register-if-youre-self-employed.

Self-employed should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions

Thursday, 13 July 2017 | News

A new review, commissioned by the government, says self-employed workers should be ‘auto-enrolled’ into pensions and their Class 4 National Insurance Contributions (NICs) hiked.

Self-employed should have pension contributions added to tax bill

Wednesday, 05 July 2017 | News

Self-employed workers should have pension contributions added to their tax bill once a year as part of the self-assessment process, according to a new report from Royal London and Aviva.

What you need to know before starting a family business

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 | Article

Setting up a family firm can seem the perfect way to earn a full- or part-time income, but it can be fraught with problems. We find out everything you need to know before taking the plunge.

Government cancels NIC increases for self-employed

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 | News

Chancellor Philip Hammond has softened his attack on the self-employed, cancelling plans to increase national insurance contributions (NICs).

Budget 2017: self-employed income tax bill to rise

Wednesday, 08 March 2017 | News

Self-employed workers have been dealt a blow in today’s Budget, as Chancellor Philip Hammond has announced a forthcoming increase in taxes.

Auto-enrolment review to consider how self-employed can save for retirement

Monday, 12 December 2016 | News

The government is stepping up its campaign to get more people saving for a pension, with a review of its auto-enrolment scheme.

Pension auto-enrolment may be extended to self-employed

Monday, 21 November 2016 | News

The self-employed may soon be incentivised to save for retirement in the same way as employed workers, the new pensions minister has indicated.

Self-employed? Paper tax returns must be in by 31 October

Friday, 28 October 2016 | News

The deadline looms for anyone needing to submit a paper self assessment tax return, as all documents need to be in by Monday 31 October.

Five ways to get out of a career rut

Friday, 21 October 2016 | Article

From fitness gurus to social media managers, there is a whole host of trendy new jobs emerging on the employment scene. Moneywise discovers how jobseekers of all ages can grab one of these fresh and exciting opportunities.